About Billy

Billy Michels is a Mid-Atlantic-based photographer and a 4th grade Baltimore city public school teacher. Michels began taking pictures as a child and has been capturing life through photographs for over twenty-five years.

Whether capturing a wedding or school children in the Amazon rainforests, he offers the viewer the opportunity to see a unique moment of life. He is deeply moved by his world travels throughout six continents and holds the intention of conveying global awareness through his work. His vision is to evoke an emotion, tell a story, or simply make someone smile.

His style and perspective is inspired by world renowned photo journalists and photographers such as Reza, Ansel Adams, and Robert Capa. While Michels’ eye and creative talent set him apart, what is most extraordinary is his ability to instill a level of comfort and ease in his subjects, making people feel they can be themselves. He captures the world with an authenticity of the natural environment.

Michels’ work has been published and exhibited throughout the North East region of the United States.

He currently shoots freelance travel, portraits, weddings, events, and any other ideas you can think of.